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IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Gazette to be closed Jan. 21 The offices of the Mariposa Gazette will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All deadlines for the newspaper remain the same, including classified advertising, which will be due by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Also, any obituary information can be delivered to the newspaper by 10 […]

PG&E to file for bankruptcy protection

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

This photo is from the 2017 Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and shows PG&E crews working to restore power even as the fire was still burning. Massive wildfires, and liabilities, in California has forced the utility to file for bankruptcy. Photo by Nicole W. Little Facing the possibility of billions of dollars in liabilities, Pacific Gas & Electric will file […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 7 – Deputies investigated a report of assault and battery on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There was a calf in the roadway on Old Highway South in Mariposa. Jan. 8 – Someone surrendered a firearm at Idle Wheels in Mariposa. • There was an aggressive dog reported on Bear Valley Road in Hornitos. Jan. 9 […]

Area Fishing Forecast

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

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Patrick Gerken

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Patrick Earl Gerken died on Jan. 10, 2019 in Mariposa, Calif. Patrick was born in Mariposa on July 3, 1990. He loved ever y thing about the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping and motorcycle riding. He was a lover of animals and his big, huge smile and love for life will be missed by many. He truly appreciated the beauty that […]

UP A CREEK

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Musical entertainment is just one of the many benefits for Mariposa that take place at the Art Park. The park is part of the overall Creek Walkway project and officials are hoping to expand it in the near future. File photoEditor’s note: This is the first of a five-part series over the next few months about the Creek Parkway in […]

Last call: Blue Ridge Services making final push on tree mortality

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

This massive tree shows an example of the removal work which has been performed by Blue Ridge Services. Submitted photosWith all of the natural disasters that have happened over the past couple of years, including fires and floods, one may have been somewhat forgotten, but it is still reality. Tree mortality. It was almost two years ago when officials from […]

Alliance operating normally, impacts possible

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

As the partial government shutdown drags on nationwide, the local impacts are being felt, though some remain uncertain. Such is the case for the Alliance for Community Transformations, the local group which provides shelters for victims of abuse among many other services. “Nobody is very clear,” said Alison Tudor, executive director of Alliance. At this point in time, Tudor said […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Impacted federal workers can get unemployment benefits

By ohtadmin | January 17, 2019

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown can apply for unemployment benefits in California. That was the announcement made last week by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Unemployment insurance benefits will be made available to workers in the state who have been furloughed or are required to work without pay because of the shutdown. To access the funds, workers […]